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Don’t stop the presses

Who says the printed daily newspaper is being replaced by the Internet? Not the management of the Kansas City Star, the local paper for Kansas City, Missouri, in the United States. The Star, with a daily circulation of some 685,000 readers, has invested in a huge new USD 199 million printing facility with two press lines.

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Who says the printed daily newspaper is being replaced by the Internet? Not the management of the Kansas City Star, the local paper for Kansas City, Missouri, in the United States. The Star, with a daily circulation of some 685,000 readers, has invested in a huge new USD 199 million printing facility with two press lines.

The new press equipment will be provided by the German printing machine manufacturer Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) of Würzburg.

The two parallel KBA Commander press lines, which feature high-performance rotary presses with a total of 216 printing couples, include SKF Printing Cylinder Units (PCUs) throughout.

The PCUs use an eccentric device to provide smooth, safe swivelling of the blanket cylinder relative to the plate cylinder during startup and shutdown of the printing process. The PCUs enable very precise guidance of the printing cylinders as well as easy mounting and are interchangeable.

KBA will supply the machines this year to the Kansas City Star.

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